Eugene Francis ‘Jeep’ Pettus, 78, bridge tender remembered for his ‘big smile and warm hugs’

Eugene Francis 'Jeep' Pettus

Eugene Francis “Jeep” Pettus, 78, of Wilmington, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Jeep was born March 9, 1937 in Staunton, Virginia, son of the late Hugh Francis Pettus and Della Leach Pettus. A son, Eugene Frankie Pettus, Jr.; grandson, Nicholas Dillon; sister, Mildred; and two brothers, Joe and Bruce, […]


Sarah Page, 63, longtime nurse who enjoyed playing bingo

Sarah Page

Sarah Page, 63, of Wilmington, passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 at her residence surrounded by her family. Born July 15, 1952 in Mecklenburg, she was the daughter of Frank Roller and Barbara Wilson Roller. She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, G. Houston Page in 2012; her granddaughter, Leah Page […]


Ed Avery Wilson, 98, world record-setting Little League coach

Ed Avery Wilson.

Edward “Ed” Avery Wilson, 98, of Wilmington, legendary and record-setting Little League baseball coach, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, at Trinity Grove. He was born in Wilmington on July 21, 1917. His parents were Charles Conley Wilson, Sr. and Charlotte Elizabeth Jacobs Wilson. Remembered are his wife of 70 years, Mabry Capps Wilson; a […]


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